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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Biology
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time

  • Visiting Assistant Professor - Microbiology

    Department of Biological Science

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    Successful candidates will have a background in microbiology and a passion for teaching undergraduate courses in introductory biology, microbiology, and immunology; additional courses may be assigned dependent on the candidate's expertise. There are no formal academic advising or university service responsibilities associated with this position, but opportunities to become involved in the Department, the School of Natural Sciences, and the University will be available.

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration, candidates must possess a master's degree or a minimum of 18 graduate hours in biology or a related field. A PhD in Microbiology or related field is preferred.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • Prepare and teach laboratory and lecture courses in microbiology for pre-Health Professions majors (BIOL 3339/3139 Microbiology) and Nursing majors (BIOL 2318/2118 Clinical Microbiology). The standard teaching load is 5 courses (15 contract hours) per semester.
    • The potential to teach other courses in the curriculum including Immunology and General Biology
    • Supervision of undergraduate teaching assistants
    • Other duties as assigned


    Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in teaching microbiology and immunology; curriculum vitae; a statement describing your teaching philosophy; the names and contact information for three references. Applicants should submit materials by June 7 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

    Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website:

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.



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